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Why Did Obama Do It?
FOXNews.com ^ | October 02, 2009 | Andrea Tantaros

Posted on 10/03/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican

While his trip is certainly within the province of presidential duty, it begs the question, why did he do it?

As the Brazilians celebrate, he looks foolish, not to mention weak to the world. If the president had been able to peddle his influence and bring the games to Illinois, he would have looked effective now, and not coincidentally, effective at the end of his second term (provided he wins one) when the games would take place.-- Talk about historic grandeur and a sure way to memorialize one’s legacy!

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2016olympics; bho44; brazil; copenhagen; obama; olympics
Yes Mr. resident, why did you waste our money!!!!!
1 posted on 10/03/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican
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To: BornToBeAmerican

“...he looks foolish, not to mention weak to the world....”

North Korea, Iran, Iraq, the banking crookocracy, his corrupt cabinet, complete inability to speak without a prompter, never had a real idea, wife who’s never had a real job, ACORN, hidden b-cert and college records....

Ya think???


2 posted on 10/03/2009 2:02:37 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Here’s a good one making the rounds:

Q: What’s the difference between Hitler and Obama?

A: Hitler was able to secure the Olympic Games for Germany.


3 posted on 10/03/2009 2:02:38 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: BornToBeAmerican

I think BO thought it was a “done deal”. A freebie “victory” that he could take credit for. It didn’t work out.


4 posted on 10/03/2009 2:03:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: joejm65

Hitler didn’t need a teleprompter.


5 posted on 10/03/2009 2:04:14 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Anything to attempt good PR and avoid doing his job. In this case I’m glad he was out of the country. It would save an untold amount of money, effort, and most importantly lives if he just went on vacation and never came back.


6 posted on 10/03/2009 2:04:27 PM PDT by allmost
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Like Carl Rove said on FOX, BO made it about him. He wanted to look good as he was leaving his second term. He wanted the Olympics not for the USA but as a stroke to his ego and that’s why he lost.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 2:04:57 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: BornToBeAmerican

“As the Brazilians celebrate, he looks foolish, not to mention weak to the world.”

Maybe because his is weak and foolish. Sometimes what you see is what you get.


8 posted on 10/03/2009 2:04:59 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Why did he do it?

Easy question.

Obama thinks he’s the state, like King Louis the Sixteenth.

His effort reminds me of a crude insult hurled by a woman I knew about a guy who thought he was God’s gift to women. “He thinks foreplay means showing up at the front door,” she said.

Obama thinks his mere presence is sufficient to get what he wants. God willing he won’t wreck the country by the time he’s done.


9 posted on 10/03/2009 2:05:11 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: BornToBeAmerican

While his trip is certainly within the province of presidential duty,


I’m not buying that.........................


10 posted on 10/03/2009 2:06:21 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

The author, AndreaTantaros, on the left...for those that were wondering :o)

11 posted on 10/03/2009 2:06:40 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BornToBeAmerican

His Chicago mob bosses probably ordered him to do it since they already knew things were not going well for them (money to be stolen).

Just my guess.


12 posted on 10/03/2009 2:08:06 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

He likes to look out the window during takeoffs and landings.


13 posted on 10/03/2009 2:09:06 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I agree with you totally. It's all about "image" with Obama....the "I Won" image.

Latest Obama Song: "Living in a Virtual World"....when the truth is right in front of you....

14 posted on 10/03/2009 2:10:18 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BornToBeAmerican

” it begs the question, why did he do it?”

The expression “begs the question” does not mean what Andrea seems to think it does.


15 posted on 10/03/2009 2:11:42 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Maybe he’s so arrogant he thought he had it in the bag.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 2:13:31 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Liberals have neither the creativity nor the confidence to understand the truth of conservatism)
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To: Sacajaweau
He did it for one reason: Ego

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17 posted on 10/03/2009 2:13:39 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

He did it because he is one arrogant SOB.


18 posted on 10/03/2009 2:22:10 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Pleasant on the eyes...


19 posted on 10/03/2009 2:26:49 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
His Chicago mob bosses probably ordered him to do it since they already knew things were not going well for them (money to be stolen).

I understand they already had changed the call for opening the games from "Let the games begin" to "Let the looting begin"!

20 posted on 10/03/2009 2:30:30 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the constitution, always. Allegiance to a political party, never.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
Question: "Why Did Obama Do It?"

Response:Even "The Divine One" cannot answer this one himself!

21 posted on 10/03/2009 2:38:07 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Too bad Chicago lost the Olympic bid....Cabrini-Green would have made a lovely Olympic Village.


22 posted on 10/03/2009 2:38:56 PM PDT by AmericanSphinx71 ("Live free or die"......I'm ready to die now.)
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To: redpoll

Actually, it was Louis XV who was famously quoted as saying he was synonymous with the state.

Louis XVI was the unlucky recipient of a rather unpleasant haircut.


23 posted on 10/03/2009 2:42:38 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: BornToBeAmerican
While his trip is certainly within the province of presidential duty,

It is not a Presidential "duty".

24 posted on 10/03/2009 2:45:15 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: BornToBeAmerican
Someone should have reminded Obumbler that getting an Olympic Games bid doesn't require the personal intervention of the President.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

25 posted on 10/03/2009 3:03:50 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: dandiegirl
Like Carl Rove said on FOX, BO made it about him. He wanted to look good as he was leaving his second term. He wanted the Olympics not for the USA but as a stroke to his ego and that’s why he lost.

Rove is spot on. By the way I was at the grocery store yesterday. A black guy was going around the aisles yelling at white customers that they were the cause for Obama failing to get the Olympic games. This guy was not a street person. He had on a suit and tie. The manager of the place finally went over to him to calm him down. It was a truly bizarre scene. The manager then went to the check-out stands and started to bag groceries for the customers and thanking them for their business. I have never seen the manager bag groceries before yesterday.

26 posted on 10/03/2009 3:16:07 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

In fact, the olympic fiasco weakens the entire criminal structure behind king obuma. Big mistake, fools.

Sorry, Soros, Tides Foundation and Goldman Sachs, it’s another step to the gallows for you crypto-Nazi traitors.


27 posted on 10/03/2009 3:27:33 PM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: vox_freedom

He did it because 1) it was another opportunity to get publicity and 2) he and Michelle were overdue for a vacation.


28 posted on 10/03/2009 3:41:30 PM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

I don’t understand. In Chicago, don’t they count the votes first and then hold the election?


29 posted on 10/03/2009 3:42:32 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Buck Ofama!!)
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To: dandiegirl

Yes, there were a lot of ‘I’ and ‘me’ in his speech (as usual) + the fact the he has been telling the entire world for the past 2 years what a rotten country this is.

Does the man have no sense at all?


30 posted on 10/03/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: stripes1776

Yikes! What did you do?


31 posted on 10/03/2009 3:49:05 PM PDT by elizabethgrace (I pray for our military, our Republic, Bibi and Israel.)
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To: stripes1776

What town are you in? BO has brought out the racism in blacks. That’s the only thing he’s done.


32 posted on 10/03/2009 3:53:13 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: BornToBeAmerican

33 posted on 10/03/2009 3:58:26 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: BornToBeAmerican

He loves himself and loves to hear himself speak.


34 posted on 10/03/2009 4:04:52 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: BornToBeAmerican

“Why Did Obama Do It?”

Hubris. He’s a legend in his own mind.


35 posted on 10/03/2009 4:06:20 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SparkyBass
HA!

Nice touch.

36 posted on 10/03/2009 4:07:18 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs, nothing more than bald haired hippies.)
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To: stripes1776

perfect opportunity to video things like that and post them to You tube. Imagine if it was reversed?


37 posted on 10/03/2009 4:13:29 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: elizabethgrace
Yikes! What did you do?

Shop for groceries, like the rest of the customers there. This black guy was in a rage, hurling insults at white customers because Obama did not get the Olympics.

38 posted on 10/03/2009 4:17:33 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
DUmmie FUnnies 10-03-09 ("Obama (That Bumblin' Clown)" Loses Olympics for Chicago)


OBAMA (THAT BUMBLIN' CLOWN)
Tune: "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)"

Obama, Obama, that bumblin' clown
Obama, Obama, he will fumble around--and flub it
Bet your teleprompter he'll lose the games for Chicago, Chicago
So bad that Oprah Winfrey will have to frown

Olympics are slim picks, when Barry's your shill
You do things like lose out to Brazil
He had the task, Chicago to sell
I had to laugh, he came with Michelle
O Chicago, Obama let you down!

Obama, Obama, that bumblin' clown
Obama, Obama, he'll fumble around--and flub it
Bet your teleprompter he'll lose the games for Chicago, Chicago
So bad that Oprah Winfrey will have to frown

Olympics are slim picks, when Barry's your shill
You do things like losing out to Brazil--still
He had the task, Chicago to sell
I had to laugh when he came with Michelle
O Chicago, Obama--Obama sure let you down!

39 posted on 10/03/2009 4:23:46 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: BornToBeAmerican


The decision looks like a no-brainer to me ...
40 posted on 10/03/2009 5:00:19 PM PDT by mlizzy ("It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy" --Mother Teresa of Calcutta.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

While he was campaigning in 2007, Obama made a speech saying wouldn’t it be great in 2016 as he was ending his second term, he would march into the Olympic Statium and say “let the games begin”.

I am paraphrasing, but it just shows his arrogance.
Here’s the exact quote:

“In 2016, I’ll be wrapping up my second term as president,” he said to loud applause at Daley Plaza. “So I can’t think of a better way than to be marching into Washington Park, alongside Mayor Daley, alongside Rahm Emanuel, alongside Dick Durbin, alongside Valerie Jarrett, as President of the United States and announcing to the world: Let the games begin.”

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2008/06/obama_wants_to_say_let_the_gam.html


41 posted on 10/03/2009 5:06:56 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16
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To: BornToBeAmerican
Yes Mr. resident, why did you waste our money!!!!!

Yes Mr. & Mrs. resident and Oprah and all of the rest of the "hangers on", why did you all waste our money!!!!! (I know there is probably a missing "P" but I liked the first result, too.

Here are my questions, too:

Olympics for Chicago 2016 - The Cost to the People of the United States:

A - The First Lady:

1. Unhidden cost of her US aircraft to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for First Lady's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for First Lady's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Amount Opra is reimbursing the USA for her envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

6. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the First Lady's envolvement and that of her staff for #1 - #4, above?

B - POTUS

1. True and total unhidden cost of Air Force One for the trip to and from Copenhagen?

2. Cost and detailed list of accompanying staff currently on the US payroll?

3. Cost of accompanying staffs' accommodations, food, refreshments, local travel (taxi), Official Transportation, etc. for the POTUS's party?

4. Any additional aircraft for POTUS's party, for folks like family, press, dog, Secret Service?

5. Cost US picking for accompanying Press Corps, including travel, accomodations, food, refreshments, etc.?

6. Cost of flying the POTUS "big black car" and the accompanying Secret Service vehicles, drivers, fuel, staff accomodations, food and refreshments?

7. Amount the Chicago Olympic Committee is reimbursing the USA for the POUS's envolvement and that of his staff for #1 - #6, above?

C - Total net expense for "A" & "B" to the USA Tax Payers?

All I ask for a a true and honest (if that is not redundant!) of this "excercise" to the American Public. I'd be interested to also know who has personal vested interests in the possible favorable outcome for this adventure, specifically relating to the possible sale of real estate and other servicees should the Chicago Olympic Committee - 2016 be successful.

That's all I ask. Starting to think of the length of time a snow flake or many snow flakes can survive in Hell while I await the answer to the forgoing questions.

When will someone in the "main stream" news business address any of these questions and share the results with us.

42 posted on 10/03/2009 5:27:07 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Sarah Palin forever!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Andrea is Coulter-like - take-no-prisoners attitude. In addition, very strong supporter of Sarah Palin!


43 posted on 10/03/2009 5:29:31 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah, and his wife wore “Fools Gold” dresses each day. Talk about arrogance.


44 posted on 10/03/2009 5:40:42 PM PDT by Phinanceguy
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To: Walkingfeather
perfect opportunity to video things like that and post them to You tube. Imagine if it was reversed?

I have to get a cell phone with video. Of course if the situation were reversed there would be laws suits and riots for more government handouts.

45 posted on 10/03/2009 7:12:58 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: BornToBeAmerican
WOW I might actually attend these Olymics...
BTW I heard Mr. and Mrs Obama flew to Copenhagen on separate planes. Does anyone have a link to confirm? How heavy is the Obama carbon footprint?
46 posted on 10/04/2009 7:30:44 AM PDT by GWConservative (You are now FREE to give craigslist the bird... www.AdBirds.com)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Thanks for the correction! And you made me think of a guy asking for “a little off the top.” LOL


47 posted on 10/04/2009 9:53:03 AM PDT by redpoll
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To: varon

“Let the games begin” to “Let the looting begin”!

Sorry for the late reply.

What you said is a keeper.

Thank you.


48 posted on 10/04/2009 11:03:05 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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